ABS publishes guidance on ammonia as a marine fuel

(Nov 05 2020)

ABS supports study to explore ammonia’s potential for Singapore



Success of Jotun’s solvent free coating paves way for global launch

(Nov 05 2020)

Jotun, a global leader in marine coatings, is ready to launch its proven Jotacote Universal S120 primer to the worldwide market after three years of success in the North East Asian and West European market.



Army Corps still assessing Louisiana Calcasieu Ship Channel after Delta

(Oct 15 2020)

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said it has identified three obstructions from Hurricane Delta that have to be removed before it can reopen the Calcasieu Ship Channel in Louisiana to deep draft vessels.



Hempel launches underwater hull inspections powered by Remote Operated Vehicles (ROVs)

(Oct 07 2020)

Leading global coatings manufacturer Hempel launched an underwater Hull Inspection service using Remote Operated Vehicles (ROVs), to provide complete hull coating inspections while a vessel is at port or anchorage.



Survitec introduces new turn-key service to support shipowner lay-up requirements

(Sep 03 2020)

Survitec has introduced a new service aimed at ensuring CO2 low pressure (LP) firefighting systems are correctly deactivated when ships enter lay-up.



OCIMF extends temporary remote inspection option to Offshore Vessel Inspection Database (OVID)

(Sep 03 2020)

As of 1 September 2020, OCIMF has included a remote vessel inspection option as a temporary tool within its Offshore Vessel Inspection Database (OVID), the inspection protocol for offshore vessels.



Venezuelan floating storage with 173K tons of oil is sinking in Gulf of Paria

(Sep 03 2020)

Floating Storage and Offloading Unit FSO NABARIMA was reported by Eudis Girot, one of the trade unions leaders of Venezuelan Oil Industry, to be in emergency situation, due to lack of proper and professional maintenance.



ABS and Chevron Shipping launch digital journey

(Sep 03 2020)

ABS and Chevron Shipping Company LLC have taken the first step in a pioneering digital fleet management journey with ABS Smart notations for vessels.



Bakker Sliedrecht improves operational performance of tanker Comus 2 with upgraded BIMAC system

(Aug 27 2020)

Bakker Sliedrecht has successfully renewed the vessel management system of chemical tanker Comus 2 with an upgraded BIMAC system.



Witherbys release Ship Vetting and its Application to LNG, 2nd Edition

(Aug 13 2020)

Witherby Publishing Group has released Ship Vetting and its Application to LNG, 2nd Edition. This revised edition of SIGTTO’s 2003 edition describes the importance of the vetting of LNG ships as a risk assessment tool.



Seachest insert repair on tanker in Rotterdam

(Aug 13 2020)

A tanker suffered leakage in the starboard side seachest of its engine room. We were asked by the owner to provide an on-site solution.



Reports of battery explosions on tankers

(Jul 30 2020)

There have been a number of reports of battery explosions onboard vessels, with potential for human injury and fire. Shipbuilding consultant Narayana Prakash explains how they can happen and what to do to prevent them.



MarineShaft – many tankers don’t realise they can repair shafts

(Jul 30 2020)

Many tanker operators do not realise that it is possible to fix propeller shafts which have got bent, opting instead for an expensive replacement.



CSSC Marine Service completes first WinGD X-DF engine major overhaul in nine days

(Jul 30 2020)

CSSC Marine Service Co (CMS), the worldwide equipment service subsidiary of China State Shipbuilding Corp (CSSC), has completed the first ever major overhaul on two WinGD X-DF engines in only nine days.



ABS – remote surveying moves ahead

(Jul 16 2020)

Some survey tasks don’t actually require a surveyor to attend the vessel. Class society ABS has been building its remote survey offerings.




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